French Speaking PracticeWatch
Think in French.
Find someone to speak to if you can (I've never had anyone though)
Watch some videos, and repeat some stuff
I'm not very confident about speaking French (in Year 12 btw), and I really want to improve my French speaking this summer- any suggestions?
The next best thing to conversation with Frenchies or French speakers is to the read the dictionary. A good one...Not one of the pissy small pocket-book type, but the fully fledged Collins-Robert monster. It includes tons of colloquial and everyday phrases. Everything you need, i.e. eady-made, pre-fab phrases.
Why not get tutoring online? That's the beauty of the web... I got lots of speaking and listening practice, with a real native speaker- tutor; my parents paid and it was definitely worth every penny .
Write down the answers and then see if you can remember them and say them out loud from memory. Then start from the beginning again . Say the questions out loud and pretend to be the other person replying, but this time try and give a slightly different or more complex answer. Write the answers down again.
Listen to a native speaker and repeat what they say exactly. As many times as it takes for you to be perfect. Yes, that's right , perfect. Sing along in French.
You must have a French text book which will help you. Some have questions ready made for you.
Most people find speaking French difficult just because they've never really spent any time saying it out loud. Try half an hour in the morning, in the afternoon and then in the evening. The idea is to brain wash you!
Take particular care with words which English people find difficult. So, any word which begins with or has an R, any word which looks like an English word ( France, station ), any word with 'ar' in it, ( it doesn't sound like car, a in French sounds like a in at.) any word ending in 'ille', except for ville, most sound like the y at the start of you eg bouteille.